Hurricane (Grace Jones album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 2008
Grace Jones chronology
'The Ultimate Collection
Hurricane 'Disco
Singles from Hurricane
  1. "Corporate Cannibal"
    Released: August 24, 2008
  2. "Williams' Blood"
    Released: December 8, 2008
  3. "Well Well Well"
    Released: 2009
  4. "Love You to Life"
    Released: May 3, 2010

Hurricane is the tenth studio album by singer Grace Jones. It was released on November 3, 2008. Hurricane was her first album of new songs in nineteen years.

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC MusicFavourable[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times4/4 stars[5]
NME7/10 stars[6]
The Observer3/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork7.5/10 stars[8]
Record Collector4/4 stars[9]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[10]
Spin8/10 stars[11]
The Village VoiceFavourable[12]

Information[change | change source]

Grace Jones' previous album, Bulletproof Heart, was released in 1989. She tried to make several new albums in the 90's but they were never released. Jones decided "never to do an album again".[13]

Track listing[change | change source]

Original release[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "This Is"  Grace Jones, Mark van Eyck 5:35
2. "Williams' Blood"  Grace Jones, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin 5:57
3. "Corporate Cannibal"  Grace Jones, Adam Green, Ivor Guest, Mark van Eyck 5:54
4. "I'm Crying (Mother's Tears)"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest 4:31
5. "Well Well Well"  Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds 3:51
6. "Hurricane"  Grace Jones, Tricky 6:33
7. "Love You to Life"  Grace Jones, Mark van Eyck, Bruce Woolley 5:20
8. "Sunset Sunrise"  Grace Jones, Paulo Goude, Bruce Woolley 5:11
9. "Devil in My Life"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest, Leopold Ross, Mark van Eyck 5:48

Hurricane – Dub[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "This Is Dub"  Grace Jones, Mark van Eyck 4:35
2. "Williams Dub"  Grace Jones, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin 5:40
3. "Cannibal Dub"  Grace Jones, Adam Green, Ivor Guest, Mark van Eyck 5:16
4. "Well Well Well Dub"  Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds 4:10
5. "Crying Dub"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest 4:58
6. "Hurricane Dub"  Grace Jones, Tricky 5:20
7. "Love You to Life Dub"  Grace Jones, Mark van Eyck, Bruce Woolley 5:20
8. "Sunset Dub"  Grace Jones, Paulo Goude, Bruce Woolley 4:45
9. "Devil Dub"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest, Leopold Ross, Mark van Eyck 5:17
10. "Hell Dub"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest 5:04

Personnel[change | change source]

Companies[change | change source]

Phonographic Copyright (p) – PIAS / Wall Of Sound Ltd.[14]
Copyright (c) – Bloodlight Inc.
Recorded at – Exponential studios
Recorded at - Microcosm studios
Recorded at – 2 Kilohertz
Recorded at – Matrix studios, London
Mixed at – Strongroom (a division of Air Studios (Lyndhurst) Ltd.)
Mixed at – Microcosm studios
Mastered at – Gateway Mastering

Album notes[change | change source]

"Well Well Well is dedicated to the memory of Alex Sadkin
The album is dedicated to the memory of my dad, Bishop Robert W. Jones" [15]

Chart performance[change | change source]

Chart Peak
Austria[16] 23
Belgium (Flanders)[17] 14
Belgium (Wallonia)[18] 54
France[19] 36
Germany[20] 19
Italy[21] 40
Netherlands[22] 63
New Zealand[23] 37
Sweden[24] 34
Switzerland[25] 28
United Kingdom[26] 42
United States (Top Electronic Albums)[27] 20

Release history[change | change source]

Region Year Format(s) Label
Europe 3 November 2008 CD, digital download Wall of Sound, PIAS
Argentina 14 April 2009 CD
United Kingdom 2010 LP The Vinyl Factory
United States 6 September 2011 CD, digital download Wall of Sound, PIAS

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hurricane by Grace Jones" – via
  2. "Hurricane - Grace Jones".
  3. Susie Goldring. "Review of Grace Jones - Hurricane".
  4. Alexis Petridis (2008-10-23). "CD: Grace Jones: Hurricane". London:
  5. Evelyn McDonnell (2011-09-05). "Album review: Grace Jones' 'Hurricane'".
  6. Anthony Thornton. "NME Album Reviews - Grace Jones".
  7. Chris Campion (2008-11-09). "CD: R&B review, Grace Jones, Hurricane". The Observer. London:
  8. Joshua Klein. "Pitchfork Album Review: Grace Jones, Hurricane".
  9. Kris Needs. "Original queen of the divas unleashes full force comeback".
  10. Eric Henderson. "Grace Jones: Hurricane".
  11. Josh Wimmer. "Grace Jones, 'Hurricane' (Wall of Sound)".
  12. Barry Walters. "Grace Jones's Hurricane Pays Self-Tribute to an Icon".
  13. Michael Osborn (2008-11-26). "An audience with Grace Jones". BBC News Online.
  14. Discogs - Hurricane (949.2050.020)
  15. Discogs - Hurricane (WOS050CD)
  16. "Discographie Grace Jones" (in German).
  17. "Discografie Grace Jones" (in Dutch).
  18. "Discographie Grace Jones" (in French).
  19. "Discographie Grace Jones" (in French).
  20. "Suche nach "grace jones"" (in German).
  21. "FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Classifiche" (in Italian).
  22. "Discografie Grace Jones" (in Dutch).
  23. "Discography Grace Jones".
  24. "Discography Grace Jones".
  25. "Grace Jones" (in German).
  26. "The Official Charts Company - Hurricane by Grace Jones Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
  27. "Grace Jones".

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